Flumes Volume 2: Issue 1, Summer 2017 - Page 121

Jason Halpert

I am an engineering student at the University of California, Los Angeles. I have always loved reading and writing ever since I was a child, and am especially drawn to works that offer unique images of the world.

Laurie Hesed

Laurie Hesed grew up in Oregon and California, graduating from California State University at Sacramento with a degree in Art. She is now 5/8ths the way through a Masters of Divinity degree in Peace Studies. She has journaled for fifty years, and written 1000 poems in the last three years. She has lived in six states, has three children and four grandchildren and likes to play the ukulele. Laurie lived in intentional community for 37 years and says it certainly influenced everything she is.

I try to write everyday. A friend suggested that I look for what "glimmers" in my life. I usually get the first line of a poem while jogging, write it down and finish it later. I'm not a perfectionist and am easily pleased.

Lea Kelley

Lea Kelley is an artist; primarily a painter, but she is a photographer when her paint is drying. She has won the Mayor's Arts Award for her photography project, Faces of Bellingham, which can be viewed online. Her paintings can be found in private collections and public venues throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Online: leakelley.com

Ingrid Keriotis

Ingrid Keriotis walks under the pines near her home in the Sierra Nevada foothills for inspiration. She received her MFA from Eastern Washington University and enjoys teaching English to community college students. She has been published in the anthology More Than Soil, More Than Sky and in such literary places as Blue Unicorn, Talking River, and Poetry Now.

“Poetry is like being alive twice.” Chinese poet Tu Fu